Build 3055 - Recommended

Welcome to the timeSensor LEGAL Version 8.0

The new version is based on the 4D v17R6 database. Before installing the update, please make sure that your server and workstations meet the system requirements. If necessary, arrange the update of the operating systems with your IT partner.

Switch to 64bit completed

With version 7.0 we had changed the Windows server to 64bit in 2018. With version 8.0 of timeSensor we now complete the switch. All variants (single user, multi-user, Windows, macOS) are now completely converted to 64bit. The software is now ready for the future; 64bit is already mandatory on the new Catalina operating system of macOS.

With 64bit more memory can be addressed than with 32bit. This gives the software more memory for a large cache. Provided your server or computer has enough memory, the 4D database can work faster with more memory, which benefits you as a user.

Note for administrators of macOS servers:

Since the new version can now use the whole address space of the macOS server with 64bit, we recommend to adjust the database cache. This way more data can be kept in the cache and the working speed is improved. To do this, go to the 4D Server's File menu and select "User Data Settings" under "Database Properties". Set the maximum size of the cache to half the available memory. After you have made the setting, you must restart the database server once. If you have any questions or need help in adjusting the cache on your macOS server, please contact our hotline.


4D Write Pro

The 4D Write word processing software previously built into timeSensor could no longer be saved to the 64bit world. 4D has therefore developed a completely new word processing software called 4D Write Pro, which is largely compatible with the previous version. All existing templates and documents are automatically converted to the new format when the new version is started. According to our tests, the conversion was very reliable. Either way, you should go through your templates after the update and make sure that the 4D Write documents have been successfully converted to the new format.

These are the highlights of the new version:

  • New, more modern design
  • Easier use of 4D Write expressions in templates
  • Simple conversion of 4D Write documents to .docx

Additional features, such as tables, are planned for future versions of 4D Write Pro.

Drag & Drop with eMails

timeSensor supports the direct drag & drop of eMails from Outlook or Apple Mail into timeSensor. This functionality is very complex and requires the interaction of the operating system, mail client and the timeSensor application.

Drag & Drop with eMails in macOS

Under macOS, you can drag eMails directly from Outlook or Apple Mail into the timeSensor archive. Now timeSensor converts the e-mails directly into PDF format after the drag, but also saves the original eMail file in the background. If you double-click on an eMail imported in this way in the archive, the PDF document opens. If you hold down the Option/Alt key, the original eMail file opens.

Drag & Drop with eMails in Windows

Under Windows, click the new button "Outlook Drop Zone" in the case folder (or dossier) and drag eMails directly from Outlook to the drop zone. The Drop Zone closes automatically after processing. Here too, the eMail is converted into PDF format, but the original eMail file is also retained in the background. If you double-click on an eMail imported in this way in the archive, the PDF document opens. If you hold down the Option/Alt key, the original eMail file opens.

Inbox (mail windows)

For law firms that use the eMail interface, we have completely redesigned the inbox. The assignment of eMails to contacts or customers now takes place in the same window, which speeds up the workflow considerably. The presentation is more informative and the processing is faster and more flexible. Here, too, the following applies: eMails which are picked up by the interface are converted into PDF on the one hand, but on the other hand remain in their original format. If you double click on an eMail imported in this way in the archive, the PDF document opens. If you hold down the Option/Alt key at the same time, the original eMail file opens.
If you organize your documents with archive registers, the question arose in the past in which archive area newly received eMails should be stored. Until now, timeSensor has not assigned the eMail to an archive area and the new eMails appeared at the top of the archive. Now it is possible to define an archive in which the eMails should be stored by default. The automatic selection of an archive area can be activated by entering a keyword. Enter the keyword in the Schemes Editor, i.e. where you manage the archive areas.

Drop folder

For law firms that have set up a drop folder, we have created a separate tab in the inbox called "Drop Folder". This tab logs all files imported via the drop folder. A double click on a document leads directly to the case folder, from where the newly imported document can be further processed or given a deadline.

5. SDI Mode

With this version, the transition from MDI mode to SDI mode takes place under Windows. This means that the unloved "application window", i.e. the grey background, disappears and every window becomes the main window. Therefore each window is assigned its own menu bar. This makes "look & feel" under Windows a little more similar to that under macOS.